Players can feed off the passion teeming from the stands, remorseless harassing the opposition and throwing themselves into crunching tackles, but tactically this can be damaging says Manchester United's Michael Carrick.
The England midfielder insists discipline and control are essential qualities for the holding role.
Carrick argues the case for pressing the space and not players, when trying to win the ball back.
"Shut off the angles. If you press the player on the ball you’re creating space in behind you and they can pass into that space," he told FourFourTwo Performance.
"Force the opposition to play the ball where you want. Do this by stepping off the player you’re marking and drawing them into a pass, then trying to intercept it."
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